chapter  3
Empathy and Resonant Relationships in Performance Art
ByLYNN LU
Pages 8

Certain performances go beyond tickling our brain to leaving us feeling, quite literally, like we’ve been punched in the gut. To understand why these ‘gutty’ performances can affect us so deeply, I use my own art practice to investigate the phenomenon of innate human empathy and its role in ensuring vicarious bonds between artists and their audiences.